Country superstar Blake Shelton brings his voice to Penticton

Blake Shelton, Academy of Country Music male voice of the year, will perform in Penticton at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Aug. 4.

Country superstar  Blake Shelton will be performing at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton on Aug. 4 with special guest Marlee Scott.

Country superstar Blake Shelton will be performing at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton on Aug. 4 with special guest Marlee Scott.

Blake Shelton, Academy of Country Music male voice of the year, will perform in Penticton at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Aug. 4.

The Oklahoma superstar is promising Penticton a boot-stomping good time after taking the country music spotlight in 2001. Shelton has received international attention for his versatile voice and catchy lyrics and is regarded as the genre’s most accomplished vocalist.

Straight off six back-to-back No. 1 hits, his past three top singles were featured on his Grammy award-nominated album, Red River Blue. Some of Shelton’s most memorable hit singles include Austin, Goodbye Time, Honey Bee, plus a chart-topping rendition of Michael Bublé’s Home.

This down-to-earth country star also coaches vocalists on NBC reality show, The Voice. His vocalist, Jermaine Paul, recently won The Voice season two and Shelton was the runner-up coach in season one.

When asked about his career by Billboard, Shelton acknowledges that “I’m still learning, still reaching and growing, and it’s great to have more and more people along for the ride.”

Shelton was recently nominated for three Teen Choice Awards in the category and has three nominations in the CMT Music Awards for video for the year and male video of the year for God Gave Me You and CMT performance of the year for Footloose.

Shelton is also nominated for entertainer of the year and male vocalist of the year for the Academy of Country Music Awards.

Canadian country music singer/songwriter Marlee Scott is set to open for Shelton with chart topping hits Here to Heaven, Beautiful Maybe and Train Wreck.

Tickets for Blake Shelton with special guest Marlee Scott can be purchased at www.ValleyFirstTix.com, by telephone at 1-877-SOEC-TIX (763-2849) or in person at the SOEC Box Office and Wine Country Visitor Centre on Friday at 10 a.m.